Why You Should Microchip Your Furry Best Friend
If you have a four-legged best friend, you likely will never want it to go missing. Microchipping your pet provides the best chance of reuniting them with you if they were ever to leave your sight for longer than expected.
The Value of Microchipping Your Pet
There is not much that can be as frustrating as finding a stray animal that quite possibly had a home and not being able to know where they came from or to whom they belonged. Collar ID tags can make your pet look cool and stylish, but if they break and fall off, they can no longer provide enough details for anyone to help you find your way back to your beloved pet if, for any reason, they go missing.
In a recent study involving over 7,700 stray pets, the number of non-microchipped dogs that were safely returned to their owners was just under 22%.
Source: Ceasar’s Way
What Is Microchipping?
A microchip is a tiny, little device, about the size of a grain of rice, that contains your pet’s ID and your contact information. On a microchipping appointment, your vet will inject the microchip into your dog or cat using a slightly larger needle than normal, but, other than that, the injection process is standard.
The chip will last for over 25 years, which is well beyond the lifespan of all but the most exceptional hounds.
Why Should I Do It?
If you got lost on your way home and you weren’t able to speak a word, wouldn’t you want to have the certainty that, as soon as someone approaches you, you’ll make it back to your family? According to the American Humane Association, every year, over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. Microchipping pets increases the odds of those pets being reunited with their families, and there are several stories that prove this to be true.
We Know You Care About Your Pet’s Well-Being
If you consider your pets as family, it’s OK, you’re not alone. At AAI Central Agency in Colorado, we know how much you care about your four-legged, love-giving pal. If you microchip your pet to make sure you’re not ever robbed of spending time with them in the future, consider also getting an insurance plan that will cover your pet’s needs. Contact us and we’ll help you identify which insurance plan works best for you and your pet in case of an accident or illness. Don’t let anything keep you from enjoying life with your furry best friend.